Results Summary

The results summary is one way of viewing results of a patent search, for more information on viewing results in general see our article on the Result Page. The results summary allows you to examine your search results with extra information on the search page itself, saving you the trouble of looking at each patents individual page.

Example Page: https://lens.org/lens/search/v/summary/p/0?q=malaria

Like the results table, the results summary shows 10 documents per page, but can be made to show more using the results per page option at the bottom of the page. You can progress to additional pages using the navigation arrows and numbers at the bottom of the list.

Family Fallback

In some cases we only have limited information for a patent. When this happens the system will automatically check for simple family members which we do have information for. If a simple family member with better information is found, a note explaining this is added to the document’s result box linking to the family member. We also use this document as a replacement for the PDF download and document preview.

Information Given For Each Document

Title

The title of the document is shown at the top of its result box.

Jurisdiction & Document Type

On the right of the result box you can see each patent’s Jurisdiction (flag and code), full document number, document type and Lens ID. Clicking on the document number will take you to that document’s Summary Page.

Publication Date

The publication date is displayed under the title, you can also see it on the right under the document history.

Family Size

The size of this document’s international simple family is shown next to the publication date below the title. Clicking on this number will take you to this document’s Family Information Page.

Non Patent Citations

Next along the row under the title is the number of non-patent citations the document has. Clicking on this number will take you to the document’s Citations Page.

PDF Download

Finally on this row will be a PDF download button, if there is a PDF available for this document. Click this link to open/download the PDF, note that one some web browsers you may need to right-click the link and select “Save as..” or “Downloading Linked File as…”.

Abstract

The abstract of the document (ie. a summary of it) is displayed if it is available in our database. Search terms found in this text will be highlighted in red.

Owners (US)

For US patents where owners are available in USPTO data the current owner is listed with the date that they were reported to have obtained ownership. Hovering over the owner name will give you two options: you can filter your current search to only include documents where this owner is listed, or you can create a new search for all patent documents with this owner.

Applicants

The applicants for this patent are displayed here. Hovering over an applicant name will give you two options: you can filter your current search to only include documents where this applicant is listed, or you can create a new search for all patent documents with this applicant.

Inventors

The inventors for this patent are displayed here. Hovering over an inventor name will give you two options: you can filter your current search to only include documents where this inventor is listed, or you can create a new search for all patent documents with this inventor.

IPC Classifications

The IPC classifications this document has been classified under are listed here. Hovering over a classification number will give you two options: you can filter your current search to only include documents which have this classification, or you can create a new search for all patent documents with this classification.

US Classifications

The US classifications this document has been classified under are listed here. Hovering over a classification number will give you two options: you can filter your current search to only include documents which have this classification, or you can create a new search for all patent documents with this classification.

Document History 

On the right hand side of the document’s result box is the document history. This section displays the publication date and the filing date of the document.

Document Preview

Below the document history is the document preview, shown when a preview is available. By clicking on a page shown in the document preview you can browse through the original patent document in image form.